In his role as group president, Barry is responsible for the worldwide growth of the Engineered Support Structures (ESS) division. He had previously served as group president for both North American Structures and Global Energy and Mining, which included Australia, New Zealand, China, Southeast Asia and Europe. Barry joined Valmont in 2015 as the executive vice president of operational excellence. 

After over a decade at Case Corporation/Case Hew Holland, Barry took the position of Director—North America Operations at Joy Global in 2007. There, he had oversight of nine facilities throughout North America, which served customers worldwide. Later that same year, the role of President—Irrigation at Lindsay Corporation was offered to Barry, and he accepted. In September 2013, Barry assumed the role of president—infrastructure, which he held until joining Valmont in 2015.

Barry received his B.S. and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1996.